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Shoals murder case headed to grand jury

COLBERT COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A Colbert County capital murder case will now go before a grand jury.

Investigators said Homajean "Lee" Grisham stabbed Jessica Nicole Broadfoot to death inside his truck.

On Tuesday, the victim's family got a first look at the accused killer.

Broadfoot's family was visibly upset as they listened to an investigator describe her death and what happened in the hours following.

As for Lee Grisham, he was very attentive and seemed to have paid close attention to what was being said, even shaking his head as some of the details were described.

Investigators said Broadfoot was killed inside Grisham's truck the night before her body was found.

In Tuesday's testimony, the investigator said Grisham stabbed Broadfoot more than a dozen times with a fixed blade knife after the two got into an argument.

Deputies said Grisham claims she grabbed the knife and attacked him first.

According to investigators, Grisham drove Broadfoot's body back to his father's property after she died and stayed with the body overnight.

Deputies said the next morning, Grisham ran into his father and told him what happened and he was told to leave the property.

Grisham's father then called the sheriff's department and investigators spotted him a short time later, his truck covered in blood from what he originally said was from killing coyotes.

Grisham later admitted to stabbing and killing Broadfoot and took deputies to the area where he dumped her body.

Officials said preliminary results show broadfoot died from a stab wound to the heart and lung.

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